2010-11-12 / Community

JASA Knits For Peninsula Hospital Center


The Jewish Association for Services for the Aged at 106-20 Shorefront Parkway in Rockaway Park brought beautifully knit items for Peninsula Hospital Center’s hospice patients and pediatric patients. There wasn’t a color in the rainbow that wasn’t represented among the items donated, which included bed shawls, lap blankets, hats of all sizes, sweaters and even adorable dolls. Fay Schwimmer, JASA project director, said, “Someone donated the wool to us so we decided that we would make things and in turn, donate what we made.” Representatives from JASA visited the Hospital Center and brought not only knit items, but also current magazines for distribution in the Hospital Center. The group received a tour of the Butterflies by the Sea, Eisenstadt Hospice Care Unit, Angels on the Bay Pediatric Unit and the Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke Rehabilitation Unit. Impressed with the tour and the appreciation expressed by the Hospital Center staff, the members of the group announced that they had been inspired and would be “back bearing gifts for the holidays!!” Pictured, from left: Jeff Sobel; Natalie Fullum; Laura Rayder, RN; Audrey Myers; MaryLiz Grosetto, RN; and Fay Schwimmer. The Jewish Association for Services for the Aged at 106-20 Shorefront Parkway in Rockaway Park brought beautifully knit items for Peninsula Hospital Center’s hospice patients and pediatric patients. There wasn’t a color in the rainbow that wasn’t represented among the items donated, which included bed shawls, lap blankets, hats of all sizes, sweaters and even adorable dolls. Fay Schwimmer, JASA project director, said, “Someone donated the wool to us so we decided that we would make things and in turn, donate what we made.” Representatives from JASA visited the Hospital Center and brought not only knit items, but also current magazines for distribution in the Hospital Center. The group received a tour of the Butterflies by the Sea, Eisenstadt Hospice Care Unit, Angels on the Bay Pediatric Unit and the Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke Rehabilitation Unit. Impressed with the tour and the appreciation expressed by the Hospital Center staff, the members of the group announced that they had been inspired and would be “back bearing gifts for the holidays!!” Pictured, from left: Jeff Sobel; Natalie Fullum; Laura Rayder, RN; Audrey Myers; MaryLiz Grosetto, RN; and Fay Schwimmer.

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